It was a perfect day in Maine… crisp, clear and the water was calm. I stood out on the deck of the ferry for most of the ride and spoke with one of the boat hands about Telluride in the 1960’s! It is a small glorious world. We walked in the front door at 10am and the sun was just getting warm enough for a nap on the deck while Dad mowed the lawn. I loved laying in the chaise and hearing the rush of the water coming in through the mill race, the geese squawking, a faint chirp of the crickets, and the sound of the ferry horn announcing its arrival into the harbor.
Wow – kinda crazy – mother nature was playing tricks on me tonight. Power went out around 5:30pm and didn’t come back on until about 15 minutes ago at around 10:30pm eastern time. My friend Nate said that acts of nature would have allowed me to double up on posts if I hadn’t been able to get online. That may happen at some point in the next 365 – ok… 350 days but I’d rather it didn’t happen this early into my endeavor. Thank goodness I had started my Pollock-esque Apple yesterday. Hope you like it!
I started a Pollock-esque apple tonight but the paint wouldn’t dry so I had to go plan B!
I love this simple, clean image. A big storm seems to be headed towards New England… Vinalhaven may need to wait for me until Saturday and then home to Colorado early next week. I can’t wait to be home with my sweetie, my four legged friends, and all the art supplies in my studio!
Day Eleven and hanging in there. We all caught a bit of a bug – I think my brother Jason got the worst of it but my niece and nephew, Parker and Beckett seemed to weather the storm no problem. Parker and I rolled out cookie dough and cut out shapes for close to two hours this afternoon and covered them with frosting and sprinkles – I think she may be another family artist in the making! Cutting out cookies with the cookie cutters made me start thinking of puzzle pieces and the colors are a nod to Parker’s pallet choices!
It’s fall in New England and the local Maine MacIntosh apples are delicious and abundant. Today Mom & Dad helped with my apple print. We cut one in half in a way to make sure it was as “lopsided” as possible and then I coated the cut side with paint. It took a few prints to find out the right amount of paint to use but I got a good one! Then I took some beautiful copper, red, and bronze metallic paints and embellished. The original is so pretty but the metallics don’t translate well to digital.
Day Ten was created with metallic acrylic paint applied to a cut open apple and stamped onto the page.
I guess this sums up where I’m at with my Art Apples. Drew this in my sketch book and tore it out to scan. I’m so happy to be home for a visit and I love being in Maine! Tomorrow we head to Vinalhaven for the weekend for family, wine, and lobster!
My friend Sandy made a great suggestion on Sunday for an Art Apple. She had just finished her 10th Race For The Cure in Denver – her first as someone living and surviving with breast cancer. Although my blog is to highlight Ankylosing Spondylitis awareness, it is also to thank people who support anyone living and dealing with health issues. So her suggestion was perfect (thank you Sandy!)
I sat down this evening very excited to create her apple. I had a clear idea of a hot pink apple with a chartreuse background painted in acrylics but, sometimes the creative process just happens and you don’t fight it. So…. this isn’t Sandy’s apple – it will have to wait until another day (and I have a new vision for it now too – lol.) Today’s apple sorta looks like a peach to me but – eh…. I’ll be my biggest critic I suppose.